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Teaching Tips: Backward Design
These sites focus on the Backward Design Model, an instructional design approach that set goals before choosing activities or content to teach. There are online resources to gain understanding of the approach. Includes a presentation, handouts, guidelines, templates, and examples of curriculum using this instructional design model.
This wiki defines backwards design and looks at the model, its variants, links and other resources.
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From "Understanding by Design" by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe this chapter explains the rationale for backwards design, looks at the downfall of traditional design, explains the three stages of the process, and discusses design tools that correspond with their design standards.
This article looks at backward design through the eyes of a teacher. She shares her journey towards adopting the process. She deconstructs backward design and looks at how to use it to "re-vision" an ELA program.